Online Resources & Professional Groups

American Payroll Association
Find out how to earn your CPP (Certified Payroll Professional), or check out their listening room, toolbox or publications page.

The Chicago Chapter of the American Payroll Association is an organization of payroll professionals, dedicated to the increasing the professional skills of its members and to the recognition of the payroll profession as the specialized profession it has become.

BenefitsLink offers several options for locating and posting information regarding today's benefits issues, including a Q&A column, message board, company product advertisements, banners, Yellow Pages listings, free offers to try other company products, help wanted section, and the benefits buzz.

Crain's Chicago Business
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Economic Research Institute
Provider of geographic differential data useful for benchmarking jobs across the U.S. or Canada or when relocating employees. View the demo of their software for free, or call the Management Association, which is a subscriber. Check out their list of surveys, many of whom are EAA sister associations.

Employee Benefit Research Institute
The only nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed exclusively to data dissemination, policy research, and education on economic security and employee benefits.

Free Translations
Translate many languages to and from English.

Illinois Bankers Association
The IBA is a trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits state and national banks, savings banks and savings and loan associations of all sizes in the State of Illinois. IBA members are eligible for reduced membership rates with the Management Association.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
The largest educational association serving the employee benefits field.

Job Accommodation Network
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Publisher of Salary Survey, a survey of salary offers to new graduates in all industries and positions. Members can access data online.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Highlights include build a survey, build a website, business facts, publications, small business information, workforce advocacy, news, and events.

The Chicago Compensation Association is affiliated with the national group WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association).  
A popular legal web site, providing a comprehensive set of legal resources for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. Resources include web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news and more.

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